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This article was first published in the Winter 1992-93 issue of Parameters. The letter that follows takes us on a darkly imagined excursion into the future. A military coup has taken place in the United States—the year is 2012—and General Thomas E. T. Brutus, Commander in-Chief of the Unified Armed Forces of the United States, [...]
As Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff completes her first full year in power, the country shows every sign of retaining its place as the regional superpower in Latin America, as 2012 unfolds. This is helped in no small measure by the size of the country’s armed forces. These currently comprise around 305,000 personnel spread across the [...]
China’s Defence Budget for 2012 continues to follow anticipated trend lines in keeping with its plan of carrying out Revolution in Military Affairs in a calibrated, coordinated and comprehensive manner. The actual figures of the Chinese Defence budget continues to be a source of conjecture and no standard factors can assist in accurate prediction of [...]
The Boeing Company reported fourth-quarter net income rose to $1.4 billion, or $1.84 per share, on revenue of $19.6 billion. The results reflect continued strong core performance across the company’s businesses, a $0.52 per share impact related to a favorable tax settlement, and higher pension expense (Table 1). Fourth-quarter 2010 results included a $0.50 per [...]
Cobra Gold, the United States’ longest-standing military exercise in the Pacific, kicks off this weekend, bringing together more than 10,000 members of the U.S. and six other militaries to focus on interoperability and multinational coordination and training. Almost 7,000 U.S. service members, most of them Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, will participate in [...]
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds announced their 2012 show schedule Dec. 7. The team is set to perform more than 60 demonstrations in 33 locations, including two shows in Canada. The team, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will again kick-off their season by performing a flyover for the 54th running [...]
In releasing his version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee today cautioned that the Administration should not repeat the mistakes of the past while expecting better results. U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.), the defense panel’s chairman, detailed how the annual defense [...]